You just can’t say no to a refreshing glass of mango juice! This 5 minutes tropical drink is one of my favorites to serve in summers when juicy ripe mangoes are available in abundance. You can also make it using canned mango puree or frozen mangoes and enjoy it year-round!
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are really good to consume in summers as they keep you hydrated along with providing the required nutrition. Try these simple homemade juice recipes too – Pineapple Juice, Watermelon Juice, Amla Juice, Kokam Juice and Watermelon Ginger Juice.
About This Recipe
Mango Juice is a tropical juice recipe that requires only 1 main ingredient – ripe and juicy mango and comes together in just 5 minutes. Thin it down with water or you can also go for coconut water or orange juice to make it a little more nutritious.
You can easily make it at home with the use of a simple blender. You just have to peel and chop the mangoes and blend them with water, to get this sweet, tangy, and fruity drink.
Homemade juice is much better than the store-bought. It is free of any added sugar, color, or preservatives. It is much economical to make at home too.
Mango fruit juice is a great drink to serve in summers when mangoes are in season but you can enjoy it year-round by making it with frozen mangoes or canned mango puree. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, or evening snacks. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as per your need.
This Mango Juice is,
- Sweet + Tangy
- Easy to make
- Quick + Fuss-Free
- A Summer favorite
Mangoes – Use ripe juicy mangoes to make the juice. To check if the mangoes are ripe and sweet, press them gently with your finger. They should give back a little. Ripe mangoes also smell fruity and sweet. Avoid the ones that have black or soft patches on the skin.
Try to choose the mango variety with fewer fibers. If you feel there is a lot of fiber after blending, then pass the juice through a fine-mesh strainer. My fav ones to make the juice are Ataulfo, Champagne, and Indian ones like Alphanso and Kesar.
Also, for 2 cups of mango flesh, you will need 2 large mangoes. If they are smaller in size, then opt for 3-4 mangoes to get that quantity.
If mangoes are not in season, use frozen mango or mango pulp (puree) instead.
Water – To thin the juice add water. You can also replace water with coconut water or orange juice to make the juice a little more nutritious. Adding tender coconut water or orange juice also helps to neutralise the heating properties of mango.
Addition of orange juice or coconut water will not alter the taste too, so add in without any doubt.
To reduce the heating qualities of mangoes, soak them in water in a bowl or pan for a couple of hours.
Others – To jazz up the juice, you can add more ingredients such as fresh mint, basil leaves, fresh ginger, black salt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, etc.
If you feel the mangoes are not sweet enough, then add little sugar, honey (not vegan), or any other preferred sweetener while blending. Adding soaked chia seeds in the mango juice is also a good idea, as it helps cool down your body.
How to make Mango Juice?
Add 2 cups of chopped mangoes and 2 cups of chilled water to the large jar of a blender.
Blend until smooth. If the juice is fibrous, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer. Add more water if required. Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this juice even more nourishing, you can use other fruits like orange, pineapple, kiwi, etc along with mangoes.
Health Benefits of Mangoes
Mango is called the “King of Fruits”, due to its exceptional taste and nutrition properties. A rich source of Vitamin A, C, Iron, Beta Carotene, Potassium and Dietary Fibre, this seasonal fruit has a lot of health benefits that are really good for the overall growth of our body. Some of them are:
- It has anti-inflammatory properties, which help you in fighting infections and also treats anemia.
- Mango Juice is very beneficial when it comes to strengthening your bones, maintaining blood pressure levels, and controlling your cholesterol.
- Due to its richness in Vitamin C, it is considered great for your eye health and skin.
- It also helps in preventing some kinds of cancers, as mango is loaded with antioxidant compounds. It also helps in fighting diabetes.
- Overall, it boosts your immunity and keeps the disease at bay!
I will never recommend you to prepare a fresh juice and store and the same goes with this mango juice too. As it only takes 5 minutes, make it fresh and consume. If kept for longer, it tends to lose its freshness and the taste also changes a little bit.
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Mango Juice Recipe
- 2 cups chopped ripe mangoes
- 2 cups water
- Add 2 cups of chopped mangoes and 2 cups of chilled water to the large jar of a blender.
- Blend until smooth. If the juice is fibrous, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer. Add more water if required. Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.